Tokyo, December 29th
Asia trip 2018-2019

Tokyo is my last stop in this trip. Afterwards, I will go back to Stockholm.

This is the third time I am in Tokyo. In aggregation, I have spent almost a month in the city. So, I have already a certain routine of what places to visit and events to attend.

My first day in Tokyo, I attend Comiket 95. Comiket is an impressive event, by its number of participants and organization, it occurs twice a year. I like to visit its crafts section as much as to experience its efficient organization. To see people queue to get into queues to get to a line is interesting in itself. It is a fractal approach to order. But all this preparation is needed when half a million people will attend your event.

Comic Market (コミックマーケット Komikku Māketto), more commonly known as Comiket (コミケット Komiketto), is a biannual dōjinshi fair in Tokyo, Japan. A grassroots, DIY event focused on the sale of self-published dōjin, Comiket is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run event administered by the Comic Market Preparatory Committee (ComiketPC). Inaugurated on December 21, 1975 with an estimated 700 attendees, it has grown to become the largest fan convention in the world, with an estimated attendance of over half a million.

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, January 11). Comiket. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

At night I am tired. I think to go directly to the hotel. But, this night is the last Saturday Odaiba out-of-season firework spectacle. To stay is a good idea. The view of fireworks with the Rainbow Bridge in the background is astounding.

When it finishes I hurry up to get into the train. In a few minutes, everybody will be heading out of Odaiba and the trains will be full and impossible to get in. I have my public transport card, so I pay in a second and go into the station. I jump into the first train, it is very crowded but I can still get in. I am finished the day for today.